33 days in Venice, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

33 days in Venice, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

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33 days in Venice, Slovenia & Croatia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Postojna, Slovenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bled, Slovenia
— 3 nights
4
Zagreb, Croatia
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Zadar, Croatia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
8
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bibione Spiaggia and Bahia del Sole. Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Bagni Sirena (in Sottomarina) and Bibione (Laguna di Bibione & Il Faro di Bibione). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Johannesburg to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Venice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Postojna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bibione, Chioggia
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

3
nights
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna ©
With its friendly atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, natural phenomena, and historical monuments, Postojna offers everything you need for a peaceful vacation or a quick getaway from the city.
Predjama Castle and Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature Park Strunjan and Strunjan Cliff. Explore Postojna's surroundings by going to Sabotin (in Solkan), Port Piran (in Piran) and Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok (in Koper). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rakov Skocjan Valley.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Postojna travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Postojna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Venice in June since evenings lows in Postojna dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Postojna

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strunjan, Rakov Skocjan Valley, Sabotin, Port Piran, Naravni rezervat Škocjanski zatok
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Rakov Skocjan Valley ©
Rakov Skocjan Valley
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity ©

3
nights
Bled, Slovenia

Bled ©
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar). Get out of town with these interesting Bled side-trips: Virje Waterfall (in Bovec) and Kranjska Gora (Lake Jasna, Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, & more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Straza Bled and step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle (Blejski Grad).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bled trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Postojna to Bled by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Bled

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kranjska Gora, Bovec
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Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps ©
Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
Bled Castle ©
Bled Castle
Zelenci Nature Reserve ©
Zelenci Nature Reserve

4
nights
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka). Step off the beaten path and head to Recreational Sports Center Jarun and Jarun Lake. Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva, stroll through Art Park Zagreb, and get your game on at Legame Studio - VR Gaming Studio.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zagreb trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Bled to Zagreb in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Zagreb

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Mark's Church (Crkva sv. Marka) ©

4
nights
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park ©
Plitvice Lakes National Park, a World Heritage Site, showcases 16 crystalline lakes connected by waterfalls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rastoke and Bear Sanctuary. Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park's surroundings by going to Velebit Nature Park (in Gospic), Sokolac Castle (in Brinje) and Grabovača (in Perusic). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Veliki Slap and explore the activities along Gavanovac Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plitvice Lakes National Park online holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Zadar.

Things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bear Sanctuary, Rastoke, Velebit Nature Park, Sokolac Castle, Grabovača
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Rastoke ©
Rastoke
Velebit Nature Park ©
Velebit Nature Park
Sokolac Castle ©
Sokolac Castle

3
nights
Zadar, Croatia

Zadar ©
Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
Relax by the water at Jadro Beach and Simuni Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Zadar Land City Gates. Take a break from Zadar with a short trip to Vransko Jezero Nature Park in Biograd na Moru, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Church of St. Donat, make a trip to Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Donatus.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Zadar trip site .

Take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Zadar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Zadar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Split.

Things to do in Zadar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Simuni Beach, Jadro Beach, Vransko Jezero Nature Park
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Simuni Beach ©
Simuni Beach
Church of St. Donat ©
Church of St. Donat
Zadar Land City Gates ©
Zadar Land City Gates

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nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spanjola and Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius. Explore hidden gems such as Trogir Historic Site and Old Split. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Franciscan Monastery (in Hvar) and The St. Lawrence Cathedral (in Trogir). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, stop by Filigran Split, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, and explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Split trip planner .

Drive from Zadar to Split in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Zadar in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Split, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hvar, Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Old Split ©
Old Split

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nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cavtat Old Town and Old Town. You'll get in some beach time at Beach Kupari and Srebreno Beach. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gradske Zidine, take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, and contemplate the long history of Stradun.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cavtat Old Town, Srebreno Beach
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Cavtat Old Town ©
Cavtat Old Town
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls

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